Akwaeke Emezi is a writer and video artist who was born in Nigeria and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Emezi's experimental films include Take the Mark,Ududeagu and Hey Celestial. Emzeki is also the author of the acclaimed novel Freshwater.
Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Gary's work includes a documentary and music video for rapper Cakes da Killa. She was also a production assistant for Spike Lee's Bad 25 and Shola Lynch's Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
Jenn Nkiru is an artist and director. Her film Rebirth is Necessary was featured on NOWNESS. She is a graduate of the Howard University film program, whose esteemed alumni include Arthur Jafa, Bradford Young, and Malik Sayeed.
Akosua Adoma Owusu is an award-winning Ghanaian-American filmmaker. Four of her films are part of the Whitney American Art Museum Collection. She is adapting the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story On Monday Of Last Week into a film.